2019 AACR Annual Meeting Features DCEG Research
Dozens of DCEG investigators, from fellows to the Division Director, presented their research at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in Atlanta, GA.
LDpop Plots Linkage Disequilibrium by Ancestry or Geographic Location
LDpop is a free and publicly available cross-platform web tool that plots linkage disequilibrium by ancestry or geographic location.
van Leeuwen Delivers Division Seminar, Discusses Research with DCEG Investigators
Dr. Flora van Leeuwen, winner of the 2019 Rosalind E. Franklin Award, visited DCEG to deliver a lecture on in-vitro fertilization and ovarian cancer risk and have roundtable discussions on survivorship research and cancer risk after early life exposures.
Savage Presents on TP53 and Li-Fraumeni Syndrome at NIH
Dr. Sharon Savage, clinical director and chief of the Clinical Genetics Branch, presented research on TP53
and Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS), as part of the NIH Demystifying Medicine series.
Never Too Late to Start: Benefits of Exercise Continue Throughout Adulthood
It is never too late to benefit from exercise, study finds; physical activity throughout adulthood decreases risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and cancer mortality.
Obesity-related Cancer Trends Among Young Adult U.S. Population
Study finds increased incidence of obesity-related cancers in children and young adults in U.S.-based cancer registries.
Laboratory of Translational Genomics Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Symposium
In December 2018, DCEG hosted a day-long symposium in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Laboratory of Translational Genomics (LTG).
Controlling Cervical Cancer: DCEG’s Ongoing Commitment to Improving Women’s Health
Scientists in DCEG are among the leaders of a growing global effort to greatly reduce deaths from cervical cancer.
iCURE Scholars Program Increases Diversity of NCI IRP Workforce
The Intramural Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (iCURE) program offers mentored research experiences for qualified individuals. Ms. Mone’t Thompson, in the Clinical Genetics Branch, is the first DCEG iCURE Scholar.
Emily Vogtmann Appointed Earl Stadtman Investigator
Dr. Vogtmann was appointed as an Earl Stadtman tenure-track investigator in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch (MEB) in November 2018. Dr. Vogtmann investigates the role of the human microbiome in cancer risk and progression.
Khincha Receives Flex Award for Metformin Trial in Li-Fraumeni Patients
Payal Khincha, staff clinician in the Clinical Genetics Branch, and Christina Annunziata in the Center for Cancer Research received Flex Award for their project, “Phase II clinical trial of metformin in patients with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS).”